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Friday, February 18, 2011

Lessons from the Lunchlady: Full moons are worse than snow storms

This week I learned that kids (and grown ups) can be annoying, that life is sometimes overwhelming and that there is usually a reason to laugh.
  • There are fancy names for things:  A litte boy said I know a fancy name for a spoon and a fork.  I was leaning towards Spork.  Nope.  He said...silverware.
  • Words can sound similiar.  For example:  A student, when asked what he was telling the boy who just hit him, might be saying "I said what gives?  Your dad is a bastard?"  Or he could be saying, "I said what gives?  Your dad is a pastor."  Sound similar.  Have totally different meanings.
  • High pitched whining is my kryptonite:  Imagine if you will a 2nd grader yelling in a high pitched squeaky voice "Hurry up!"  "Why are you taking so long?" and then leaning up over the counter to grab his own sandwich and then once again squeal "Hurry up will ya."  I leaned over the counter and got eye level with him and with my voice raised said, "If you continue to speak to me in this manner I will move you to the very end of the 2nd grade line.
  • No one reads the menu.  Our district is looking for ways to save money.  My suggestion--eliminate the menu because no one reads it anyway.
  • Snow isn't the only thing that makes kids wild.  We had kids dancing inappropriately, we had hitting, we had biting, we had groping, we had inappropriate language.  I'm blaming it on the full moon.
What did you learn this week?

7 random thoughts:

Aimee said...

I read the menu! :-)

Dan said...

You have to beware of those fancy names like silverware and china. They can really trip you up.

David Allen Waters said...

full moon rocks...I was just outside howling at

Jenners said...

I love the silverware quote!! That is classic!

Kristie Maynard said...

I learned today, well last night and into today,(1) that if your Fios is going to go out and you lose TV, internet and land line phone, which we did last night, it will happen at the worst time ever. (2) Never believe the Fios lady on the phone who says, it should be back up in a couple hours, because it wasn't back up for over 12 hrs. (3) even though the wifi is free at Panera's you time out after 30 minutes. Thank goodness I had done all the important things early in that 30 minutes. I don't know, maybe you can log back in, but wouldn't that be a pain if you are in the middle of something and you get kicked off?!? And of course (4) When is said internet going to come back on at home? You got it, just after I went to Panera to use their free wifi!
That is what I learned just today.

Kristie Maynard said...

I just wanted to stop by today and let you know I didn't forget about the turtle images! I haven't seen my friend who has the stamp, but I know she will be at the crop next Saturday and hopefully she will remember to bring the stamp with her. I will remind her. Sorry it's taking so long!

septembermom said...

You had some week. Funny about getting rid of the menu. Makes sense. Whining is my kryptonite too!

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